WATERFORD, Ohio — The Waterford FFA participated in the Washington County Soil Judging Contest, which was hosted by the Frontier FFA Chapter.

The urban team placed second in county and team members consisted of Janice Whalin, Breanna Encinias, and Aliah Encinias.

The rural team placed second and team members consisted of Gavinn Tornes, Katie Wagner, Derek Huck and Stefani Saunders. Huck placed first individually in county. Huck was also recognized at the annual Washington County Soil and Water Banquet, Oct. 23, for his efforts.

The second competition was the District 10 Soils Contest, which was held in Richland County, hosted by the Gallia FFA Chapter. The urban team placed third overall out of 16 teams, and the rural team placed fourth. Both the urban and rural teams advanced to the state soils contest Oct. 17, which was held in Richland County.

The urban team placed 17th out of 50 teams. The rural team placed 13th out of 50 teams. Derek Huck also placed 10th in the rural contest, and will be recognized with a plaque at this year’s state FFA convention in May.

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BEVERLY, Ohio ­— The Fort Frye FFA chapter participated in the District 10 soils competition Sept. 29, at the Gallia County Fairgrounds. The rural team placed third overall with team members Josh Zwick placing third, Rylee Zimmer placing fifth, Leanna Schott placing 23rd, and Brayden Heiss placing 24th out of 60 individuals.

The urban team placed second overall with team members, Cameron Hupp placing third, Skylar Kell placing fourth, Brice Brightbill placing fifth, and Abbi Johnson placing 10th out of 76 individuals. The teams participated in the state competition Oct. 17, in Ashland, Ohio.

Chapter members attended the 88th annual National FFA Convention, Oct. 28-31 in Louisville, Kentucky. Fort Frye FFA members Chelsey Schott and Jessica White received their American Degrees.

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